I’m trying to understand how to find a hearts and arrows diamond online. I’m confused as to which retailer offers this kind of diamond.
I’m looking at Brian Gavin and Enchanted Diamonds. Are there any major differences between these 2 companies? I am looking at 2 diamonds, 1 from each company and wondering about the price difference and which one should I get. Does the diamond from Enchanted Diamond have hearts & arrows?
Brian Gavin Diamonds is a small family owned company that offers more of a boutique service of high performance super ideal cut diamonds. They hold all their ‘Signature’ diamonds in-house and the company is owned by a 5th generation diamond cutter. You can learn more about them via my Brian Gavin Diamond review.
Enchanted Diamonds is also a small company but they specialize in all diamond shapes, cut grades, etc. They work with many diamond wholesalers and have some diamonds in their New York showroom. You can read more about them via my Enchanted Diamonds review.
Some of the diamonds found on Enchanted Diamonds do exhibit the hearts and arrows optical symmetry whereas most do not. The only way you can confirm if a diamond is cut to this level of precision is if you have an accompanying hearts image along with an arrow image.
With regard to your two diamonds mentioned, the .73ct E VS1 for $4,325.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.733-e-vs1-round-diamond-ags-c-104084976100 is a beautiful diamond and shows perfect hearts and arrows optical symmetry. All of Brian Gavin’s ‘Signature’ diamonds will be exceptional ideal cut stones.
The .73ct E VS1 from Enchanted Diamonds is a very beautiful diamond but is likely not a hearts and arrows diamond. The proportions on this diamond are ideal, and it is graded GIA triple Excellent but without an actual hearts and arrows image we cannot confirm how well the hearts and arrows are shaped and aligned with another.
So, if you are looking for perfection I recommend the .73ct E VS1 from BGD! However, if you want to save a few hundred dollars then the .73ct E VS1 is a perfectly fine option as well. Both companies are great to work with so please let me know if you have any further questions!
Thanks Liz! I appreciate the quick follow-up. So what other retailers offer hearts and arrows diamonds? How can I search for these exclusively?
If you are looking for consistent cut quality for hearts and arrows diamonds, then I recommend Brian Gavin Diamonds. As I said before, they specialize in high performance super ideal diamonds and fully own all their ‘Signature’ diamonds in-house. They are bit more expensive but the level of quality and service more than makes up for the extra premium. In effect, you are getting the ‘Rolls Royce’ of diamonds.
Other retailers do provide top quality ideal cut diamonds but you have to search for them. Of course, you must always confirm a hearts and arrows diamond with images. There is no way you can decipher hearts and arrows from a lab report or just a regular magnified image. You need to specifically view a ‘hearts’ image and an ‘arrows’ image.
Some examples of hearts and arrows diamonds from other retailers:
Brian Gavin Diamonds
All of the above are examples of high performance hearts and arrows diamonds, however only ONE retailer sells this cut quality consistently and that is Brian Gavin. For more information on what to look for in the hearts and arrows diamond optical symmetry, please visit my article: http://www.onlinediamondbuyingadvice.com/diamond-education/hearts-and-arrows/
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